Now that Valentina is completely off the baby food, except for some fruits/snacks, I have sometime to reflect on her experience… or should I say MY experience with Italian baby food. I never actually noticed baby food until V was nearing 4 months. Since I was nursing her, I only worried about diapers, wipes and the occasional box of formula.
As the fourth month started, she hit a growth spurt and wanted to eat EVERY 1.5 hours!! When the doctor said we could start with Apples and Pears, I was so happy! I envisioned my little girl making yummy noises while she enjoyed her fruit. What I didn’t envision was me in the kitchen making my own baby food. I had been told that most Italian mothers make their own baby food. The blender is an Italian mother’s best friend. I, however, am NOT Italian…. or so I thought.
Once I saw the prices of those tiny little jars, I changed my tune and found the site that would be my go-to for EVERYTHING. Wholesome Baby food has all of the information that guided me on the journey of making my little one plump and happy. As I have mentioned before (here) Italians have a whole different view when it comes to solids. While I’m sure their methods are mostly because of thousands of years of tradition, I am an American. We do things differently. I want to give my baby veggies and fruits one at a time.